In Austria, the corona numbers are going through the roof. According to a report, hundreds of doctors and nurses from Tyrol do not want to be vaccinated. The news ticker on the pandemic in the Alpine republic.
- Corona pandemic in Austria : The Omikron wave hits the country with full force.
- Despite the upcoming mandatory vaccination, hundreds of doctors and nurses from Tyrol do not want to be vaccinated, according to a report (update from January 12, 4:15 p.m.).
- A first “Flurona” case is detected in Austria (update from January 12, 2:57 p.m.).
- This news ticker on the corona crisis in the Alpine republic is updated regularly.
Update from January 12th, 9:30 p.m .: Austria’s Chancellor Karl Nehammer (ÖVP) must remain in home quarantine. On Wednesday, a PCR test by the head of government from Vienna was positive. A spokesman announced that evening. However, Nehammer is symptom-free and fully able to work.
He will keep his appointments in the coming days via video and telephone conferences, the Chancellery said. The 49-year-old tested positive for the corona virus last Friday (January 7th).
Corona pandemic in Austria: simulation expert expects high level of infections
Update from January 12th, 6.40 p.m .: Omikron also dominates the corona infection process in Austria. “At the end of the week, we will surely reach the previous highs from last November and in the days after that we will surely exceed them,” said simulation researcher Nikolas Popper in an interview with the ORF television program “ZIB 2” on Tuesday evening. According to Popper, “the unreported number” is added.
The scientist is a member of the state crisis coordination “Gecko”, which advises the federal government in Vienna and prepares political decisions. “Around 90 percent of Austrians have had contact with the vaccination or the virus itself in the past,” the expert continued. “That means that we will always have partial successes with immunization, so hopefully we will finally enter the endemic phase in autumn.” An endemic phase would then mean the end of the pandemic.
Corona pandemic in Austria: Hundreds of doctors and nurses from Tyrol do not want to be vaccinated
Update from January 12th, 4.15 p.m .: According to statements by Federal Chancellor Karl Nehammer (ÖVP) and Health Minister Wolfgang Mückstein (The Greens), Austria is preparing the general vaccination requirement under high pressure in the corona pandemic and wants to keep the start date at the beginning of February.
But does everyone want to be vaccinated against Corona? There is no compulsion with the duty, instead there is a risk of hefty fines for vaccination refusers and skeptics. As the Tyrolean daily reports now, around 850 nurses and doctors from old people’s homes and hospitals do not want to be vaccinated against the corona virus in the western federal state of the Alpine republic alone. This could lead to personnel bottlenecks, it says in the report. Tyrol has a long border with neighboring Bavaria and has repeatedly come into focus during the pandemic – among other things because of the winter sports resort of Ischgl in the Alps.
Corona pandemic in Austria: School classes in rows have to go into distance learning
Update from January 12, 3:55 p.m .: In Austria too, the focus is of course still on schools in the coronavirus pandemic. How is the infection rate to be assessed in children, is a question in this context.
Even after the first two days after the Christmas holidays, one can say: It’s high, there are obviously a lot of infections. As Minister of Education Martin Polaschek (ÖVP) announced this Wednesday after the Council of Ministers, around 2300 infections have so far been found in the established antigen tests across the Alpine republic. The authorities sent 30 classes to so-called distance learning.
The classes are therefore allowed to return to face-to-face teaching after five days. According to Polaschek, the number of classes in distance learning should continue to increase in the coming days.
Corona pandemic in Austria: first “Flurona” case known in the Alpine republic
Update from January 12th, 2:57 pm : The first “Flurona” case has been detected in Austria. The Center for Virology at MedUni Vienna announced this, as reported by oe24.at. A double infection with influenza A (H3N2) and SARS-CoV-2 was detected in a young woman. The patient had a mild course. Fever and other symptoms passed quickly.
“Flurona” is a non-scientific term that was first used by the Israeli newspaper ynet.news.com after a pregnant woman in Israel was diagnosed with corona and flu at the same time. The made-up word “Flurona” is made up of the English “flu” for flu and corona.
Austria forecast: Corona numbers explode because of Omikron
First report from January 12, 2022
Vienna – The number of cases in Austria is extreme. Around 17,000 new coronavirus infections were reported on Wednesday (January 12). Never before have so many corona cases been reported. However, the previous record will be broken in the next few days. The Covid forecast consortium is convinced of this. The experts expect up to 30,000 new corona infections per day.
The daily corona cases in Austria * will probably already exceed the limit of 20,000 by the beginning of the coming week at the latest. On January 19 (Wednesday), those numbers will almost certainly be above the 20,000 mark. The consortium assumes an average of 24,000 new infections within 24 hours for next Wednesday, and an upper limit of even 32,000 new cases. That would correspond to a doubling of the number of cases within a week.
|Corona pandemic in Austria||November 19, 2021||January 12, 2022||January 19, 2022 (forecast)|
|Previous maximum value of coronavirus infections||15,809||17.006||24,000 to 32,000|
The consortium believes the forecast scenario is realistic. Because the maximum value of daily corona new infections of 17,000 on this Wednesday (January 12th) had already been predicted by the experts last week.
The effects of the Omikron variant on hospitalization are initially unclear. The forecasting consortium anticipates a “possible increase in normal care flooring”. The actual extent of the reduction in the virulence of the omicron variant cannot be adequately understood due to the lack of linkable national data and should be interpreted with caution.
Because of Omikron, new corona rules have been in effect in Austria since January 11th. The retail trade must now check 2G certificates and an FFP2 mask is required outdoors if it is not possible to keep a sufficient distance. * Merkur.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA